Newcastle United vs Borussia DortmundUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Oct 25, 2023, St James' Park
NEWCASTLE UNITED host Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday and they sit proudly on top of the group table after two games.
The Geordies announced their presence on the top European stage with a stunning 4-1 win over French giants PSG in the second game, having previously earned a hard-fought point in Italy against AC Milan.
In the Premier League, Eddie Howe's side have recovered after a sluggish start and they dismantled a decent Crystal Palace side 4-0 at home at the weekend.
They have also turned St James' Park into something of a fortress too and have now won five games in a row there and only conceded one goal.
BVB have yet to score in the group after a 2-0 defeat in Paris and a goalless draw against AC Milan in their next game.
So they will be desperate to take something from Tyneside.
In the Bundesliga, they are in fine form and won their fifth league match in a row at the weekend with a 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen.
They have defeated Union Berlin, Hoffenheim. Wolfsburg and Freiburg on that run, but now need to transfer that form into Europe.
How the bookies view it
Newcastle are solid odds-on favourites across the board and Betfred's 8/11 on a home win is about the best you can get.
Recent head to heads
This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs.
Players to watch
Alexander Isak has been in excellent form for Newcastle and should be fresh for this after only coming off the bench for a 20 minute cameo on Saturday and is 13/8 to score anytime.
Marco Reus may be 34 now but the German international has still scored three goals in the Bundesliga in six games so far. He is 23/4 to score anytime with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Newcastle are a strong animal at home and the ease in which they despatched PSG should sound an ominous warning to Dortmund here.
They are just about backable to win albeit at odds-on and they look too strong for a Dortmund side who lost to the same PSG side that Newcastle demolished.
The English side also have a strong defensive record and they are also worth backing to win to nil here at 23/10 with Coral.
A different angle could be Dortmund to win more corners here. Newcastle lost 8-1 on the corner count to PSG at home despite winning 4-1. They only managed two in their next game at West Ham too, while Dortmund managed ten at the weekend, seven away to PSG and six at home to Milan.
So the 11/5 on offer from bet365 on the Germans winning most corners is enticing.
This UEFA Champions League match between Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund will be played on Oct 25, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Newcastle United vs Borussia Dortmund prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.